Fire Doors

Decoded: Approved Changes and Clarifications to the 2024 International Building Code

My latest Decoded article, published in the January/February issue of Door Security + Safety, addresses upcoming changes to the 2024 I-Codes. I covered additional changes affecting electrified hardware in a previous article. 

By |2023-02-01T14:37:10-05:00February 2nd, 2023|Accessibility, Fire Doors, Means of Egress|2 Comments

Life Safety Digest: The Importance of Fire Door Assemblies in Residential Occupancies

Based on the average number of fires that occur annually in multifamily residential buildings and the effects of non-compliant fire doors during past fires, I firmly believe that enforcing the annual requirements for fire door inspections will save lives.

By |2023-01-09T13:22:14-05:00January 9th, 2023|FDAI, Fire Doors, Life Safety Digest|2 Comments

It’s All About Transparency: How Fire-rated Doors and Frames Contribute to Sustainable Buildings

LEED, the Living Building Challenge, Declare Labels, the 2030 Challenge, Health and Happiness and Beauty Petals...this article on sustainability - written by Tim Weller of Allegion, explains sustainability design and how it applies to our industry.

By |2022-11-14T10:55:45-05:00November 14th, 2022|Fire Doors, Glass, Guest Post|0 Comments

Locksmith Ledger: Altering Fire Door Assemblies – Job Site Preparations vs. Field Modifications

After last week's focus on fire doors for Fire Prevention Week, several people asked about altering fire doors in the field.  This recent article that I wrote for Locksmith Ledger covers the requirements and limitations of NFPA 80. 

By |2022-10-18T13:19:49-04:00October 18th, 2022|FDAI, Fire Doors, Locksmith Ledger|0 Comments

Construction Specifier: Fire door safety: How can specifiers help?

Specifiers are involved during the construction process—not throughout the life of the building, but there are many ways the choices made during the specification process can affect the durability and function of fire door assemblies for years to come.

By |2022-08-22T23:19:13-04:00August 18th, 2022|Construction Specifier, FDAI, Fire Doors|2 Comments

Facility Executive: Fire Doors And Compliance In Multi-Family Facilities

In this Q&A feature with Facility Executive, I offer educated insight around the importance of fire doors in multifamily facilities, illustrating the impact with real-world examples, referencing codes and offering tips to facility managers to ensure compliance.

By |2022-04-24T01:10:55-04:00April 28th, 2022|FDAI, Fire Doors|2 Comments
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